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2014 Michigan Football Preview

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THE WOLVERINE 2014 FOOTBALL PREVIEW ■ 111 WR PLAYER BIOS POSITION COACH Jeff Hecklinski is in his fourth year with U-M as the team's wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. He spent two years as Michigan head coach Brady Hoke's recruiting coordinator at San Diego State (2009-10), and previously coached wide receivers at Ball State (2004-08) and quarterbacks at Arizona (2003), and was the offensive coordinator at Central Missouri State (2001-02). Last year, Hecklinski directed a group of receivers that was led by Jeremy Gallon, who has since graduated and been drafted by the New England Patriots. Gallon broke the Michigan single-season receiving-yardage record, with 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns on 80 catches (16.1 yards per catch). While at Ball State, Hecklinski helped develop All-Amer- ican wideout Dante Ridgeway, who was one of three final- ists for the Biletnikoff Award in 2004. As a player, Hecklinski passed for 5,980 career yards at Western Illinois. RETURNING PLAYERS ANTHONY CAPATINA • WR 5th-Sr. • Novi, Mich. Ht.: 5-9 • Wt.: 181 Career Highlights: Earned first var- sity letter in 2013, playing on special teams in the last five games of the season … Appeared in one game in 2012, making collegiate debut on special teams in Michigan's 33-28 loss to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl. Prep: Attended Detroit Catholic Central … Racked up 1,411 yards on 7.9 yards per carry at running back as a se- nior in 2009, leading the Shamrocks to an undefeated state championship season … Earned first-team All-Catholic League and all-area honors as a senior. Personal: Born Anthony Lee Capatina on Dec. 31, 1991 … High school teammate of redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Matt Godin and redshirt freshman running back Wyatt Shallman … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in anthropology. JEHU CHESSON • WR R-So. • St. Louis Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 195 Career Highlights: Played in all 13 games on offense in 2013, making two starts … Registered 15 catches for 221 yards (16.4 yards per reception) and one score … Scored a touchdown on his first career catch, a 33-yarder vs. Akron … Tallied a career-long 58-yard catch in a 29-6 loss at Michigan State … Redshirted in 2012. Prep: Caught 53 passes for 757 yards (14.3 yards per reception) and eight scores as a senior … Recorded 53 receptions for 605 yards (11.4 yards per reception) and 11 touchdowns as a junior … A three-star prospect, the No. 11 recruit in Missouri and the No. 91 wide receiver in the country according to Personal: Born Jehu Chesson on Dec. 29, 1993 … En- rolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. Year GP/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD 2013 13/2 15 221 16.4 1 Totals 13/2 15 221 16.4 1 AMARA DARBOH • WR R-So. • West Des Moines, Iowa Ht.: 6-2 • Wt.: 214 Career Highlights: Suffered an un- disclosed foot injury during fall camp before the 2013 season, forcing him to sit out the year and take a redshirt … Played in four games in 2012 at wide receiver and 11 on special teams … Tallied five solo tackles in special teams play, but did not record a pass reception … Made career debut versus Alabama. Prep: Registered 765 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 48 receptions (15.9 yards per reception) as a senior … Stockpiled 646 receiving yards and three touchdowns as a junior on 49 catches (13.2 yards per reception) … Listed as a four-star prospect, the No. 30 wide receiver in the land and the No. 215 player in the country by Personal: Born Amara Darboh on Feb. 1, 1994 … En- rolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. BO DEVER • WR R-So. • Lake Forest, Ill. Ht.: 6-2 • Wt.: 195 Career Highlights: Appeared in one game as a reserve wide receiver, making career debut in U-M's 59-9 season-opening win over Central Michigan … Did not record any stats … Did not see action in 2012. Prep: Attended Lake Forest High School … Three-year letterman in football … Earned first-team all-conference honors … Also played baseball. Personal: Born David Stuart Dever Jr. on Aug. 21, 1993 … Father, David Dever Sr., played defensive tackle/offen- sive guard at Michigan from 1984-87 … Enrolled in the Col- lege of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. JARON DUKES • WR R-Fr. • Columbus, Ohio Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 200 Career Highlights: Redshirted in 2013. Sophomore Da'Mario Jones appeared in 12 games on special teams as a true freshman last season, making his career debut in the win over Notre Dame. PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS ROSTER No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Elig. Hometown (High School) 17 Freddy Canteen WR 6-1 170 Fr. Fr. Elkton, Md. (Eastern Christian Academy) 41 Anthony Capatina WR 5-9 181 5th Sr. Novi, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central) 86 Jehu Chesson WR 6-3 195 Jr. So. St. Louis, Mo. (Ladue Horton Watkins) 82 Amara Darboh WR 6-2 214 Jr. So. Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling Catholic) 3 Bo Dever WR 6-2 195 Jr. So. Lake Forest, Ill. (Lake Forest) 83 Jaron Dukes WR 6-4 200 So. Fr. Columbus, Ohio (Marion Franklin) 87 Devin Funchess WR 6-5 230 Jr. Jr. Farmington hills, Mich. (Harrison) 14 Drake Harris WR 6-4 180 Fr. Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich. (Grand Rapids Christian) 10 Da'Mario Jones WR 6-2 198 So. So. Westland, Mich. (John Glenn) 89 Jonathan Keizer WR 6-5 215 Jr. So. Portage, Mich. (Portage Northern) 23 Dennis Norfleet WR 5-7 167 Jr. Jr. Detroit, Mich. (Martin Luther King) 16 Jack Wangler WR 6-1 200 So. Fr. Royal Oak, Mich. (Warren De La Salle) — Maurice Ways WR 6-3 192 Fr. Fr. Beverly Hills, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) 81 Csont'e York WR 6-3 194 So. So. Harper Woods, Mich. (Chandler Park Acad.) 106-112.WRs.indd 111 6/19/14 11:54 AM

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